1. Module Information
Module Title: CSM5: Production, Major Project Part 1
Module Code: G106008
Module Leader: Tim Land
Duration (Hours): Supported Hours: 100
Directed Studies: 100
Independent Studies: 200
Assessment items: Product
Release Strategy document
Performance / Exhibition plan
Assessment delivery: Submitted work in physical and electronic form.
Presentation at assessment events.
Submission Dates: Mid Term Formative:
1pm, 6th December 2010
7th & 9TH December 2010
1pm, 28th January 2011
31ST January / 1st & 3rd February 2011
Place of Submission: Mid Term Formative:
Newport School of AMD student desk / reception, Caerleon
Studio A25, City Centre Campus (TBC)
2. Module Contacts:
Module Leader: Tim Land 01633 432671
Module Tutor: Andre Ktori 01633 432671
Project Supervisor: Nic Finch 01633 432671
Project Supervisor: Matthew Lovett 01633 432608
Technical Supervisor: Matthew Jackson 01633 432602
Technical Supervisor: Jamie Thomas 01633 432602
Stores bookings: Richard Hemmingway 01633 432602
3. Module tools:
(Courses – CSM5)
4. Introduction: Year 3 and CSM5
Welcome back and congratulations on your progression to year 3 of Creative Sound and Music.
This year you will have the opportunity to use all the skills, knowledge and understanding you
have gained in year 1 and 2 in producing your final major project works.
In CSM5 you will be continually engaged in the production and completion of a commercially
viable musical or music-media work, finished to professional standards in every regard. The
semester will predominantly be taken up with the production of this work supported by
sessions such as individual and group tutorials, A&R, running discourse and production meetings
with your tutor.
Everyone by now is aware of how time consuming it can be to create works that meet a
professional criteria and an industry standard of production. You will therefore revisit your
production schedule produced as part of CSM4 module in order to confirm that the resources
and schedules are achievable. You will then present your project plan early in the semester,
which will then inform all studio bookings and deadlines. The work will be formatively assessed
at the mid term event at which point all recording and pre-production work should be
complete. You will therefore be required to submit a draft mix / version / prototype of the
work alongside with any supporting material.
As requested, you will all have written or prepared the work/s you are about to produce and
therefore will have a strong idea about audience and market. You should start to consider how
your work will be distributed or disseminated and the additional work load this will incur such
as pressing, duplicating, inlay covers etc for Vinyl, CD or DVD; or designing image, navigation,
format etc. for web, mobile or app. Whatever you are producing, you will be required to have
the finished album, film, software or interactive installation completed to a professional standard
for your summative assessment.
This will be your last opportunity during this programme to produce a major product and you
should make this work for you in terms of being a major component of your portfolio. This is
what you will be presenting to industry or postgraduate programmes as a reference and
representation of yourself.
We hope you have a productive and rewarding semester.
5. Module Requirements:
There are four main requirements for the completion of the module:
• Context document
• Release Strategy document
• Performance / Exhibition plan
The product can be any musical or music media work as discussed with your tutor suitable for
the major project. This may take the form of a recorded work in EP or album format. It could
be Film or Video / Software / App / Installation or other site-specific work. Your CSM4 work
should have helped to define this for you by now but it is also possible to modify and add to the
project as necessary. The final product will have to be submitted in an appropriate form relative
to your market and audience. Packaging, artwork and platform are all part of this, producing a
final product for professional presentation.
This is a document detailing the context for your work.
The context of your work will help to define the relevance and assessment of your product and
contribute to your professional self-awareness. It should utilise the research generated from
CSM4 along with continuing evaluation of the project from yourself, peers and tutors. You
should document the domain in which your work residues - historical, aesthetic, cultural and
commercial. You will then need to evaluate your own work in relation to these definitions.
Release Strategy Document
This is a document detailing a release strategy for distribution to the public.
A release strategy will specify the methods in which you will make the product available to it’s
relevant audience and how you will make them aware of it through marketing. This should detail
realistic and achievable routes for distribution and identify accessible marketing tools. A
schedule for delivery and promotion should also be included.
Performance / Exhibition Plan:
This is a detailed plan of your intended performance or exhibition for the Major Project part 2
(CSM6). It is expected that the work generated in CSM5 will continue through into a
presentable form for live representation. How you intend to realise this will be the focus of the
The following pages are taken from the definitive programme document.
Please pay special attention to all criteria and requirements. If you need to
clarify anything at all please do not hesitate to ask for help from your tutor.
This module will advance students’ own work and will develop their techniques and artistic
voices beyond levels four and five. The module concentrates mainly on the production of an
original composition or arrangement leading to a recorded work worthy of distribution.
Students will have the opportunity to focus solely on studio practice consolidating the practical
elements of level four including composition, musicianship, recording and engineering,
production, arranging and mastering.
1. Advance students’ individual musical personality or 'voice' and originality in creative
2. Extend students composition and arranging skills to an advanced level of sophistication.
3. Progress students musicianship skills to an advanced level
4. Advance students audio post production skills and techniques to a professional standard
5. Acquire a deeper level of understanding of the processes involved in the creation and
manipulation of musical materials and to present results in a coherent form
8. Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An individual musical personality or 'voice', through advanced technical skills, deeper
levels of interpretative insight, a broader range of personal expression, and originality in
2. The ability to memorise and internalise longer and more complex materials, and to deal
with a range of notations or sound sources
3. The ability to recognise (analyse) musical organisation to an advanced level where such
organisation is complex or ambiguous, and to show an awareness of a range of different
4. The ability to carry out independent learning as a basis for academic study and
personal professional development
5. An advanced competence in audio production practices, processes, techniques and
6. The ability to identify targets, organise resources, manage workloads and meet
deadlines in order to achieve intended goals
9. Indicative Content
Students will be continually engaged in self-directed technical, literary and artistic research to a
high professional standard, leading to the production of a work worthy of publication.
The module will be introduced by a briefing session and by a series of workshops, seminars and
group tutorials, which will constructively analyse and critique individual projects.
Students will be supported in the research and writing of a context and strategy document
through the use of lectures and tutorials. Planning for the next module will also be supported
through the same process resulting in a performance/exhibition plan.
Master class/seminars will be presented by tutors and visiting guest lectures exploring concepts,
and themes for work.
Students will be supported in advanced audio and media production in the form of technology
10. Learning and Teaching Strategy
1. Lectures and seminars will be used to introduce the ideas underpinning the module and
to stimulate discussion and debate;
2. Workshop sessions will address the acquisition of skills and techniques within a group
3. Group tutorials will be used for group presentations to develop presentation,
negotiation and communication skills;
4. One to one tutorials supporting the student placement and individual development of
self-direction and independent research;
5. Independent learning, including directed reading and listening.
6. Use of computer-assisted learning, including email, discussion forums and web research.
7. Workshop / master classes will be used to introduce specific aspects of practice through
contact with active professionals in the field;
11. Assessment Requirements
Mid Term (Formative)
Students will be required to submit a draft mix / version / prototype of the work in progress.
This must be submitted on a CD / DVD as a recording or video documentation of the work.
Software based work can be submitted if running as a standalone application or with prior
agreement with the tutor.
The work must then be presented at an assessment event where supporting material can be
used such as artwork, release strategy and any appropriate contextual evidence.
Final Assessment (Summative)
a) Product – the final product must be submitted in it’s original form. This must be supported
(or substituted by prior arrangement) with the product in digital form on CD/DVD as audio,
video or any other archiving method necessary to document the work in its entirety.
b) Context Document – This must be 1000 words. It should be submitted in electronic form on
a CD/DVD as a word document or PDF. It must also be published on your research website.
c) Release Strategy Document – This should be 1000 words approx and be formatted logically
for clarity of information. It should be submitted in electronic form on a CD/DVD as a word
document or PDF. It must also be published on your research website.
d) Performance / Exhibition Plan - This must be 1000 words detailing the concepts for a
performance/exhibition of the work for the next module. It should include a schedule for
rehearsal and a list of equipment needs. It must also be published on your research website.
a) Assessment Event One: This will require that you present your product with
information regarding to its context and release strategy. It will last 20 minutes and
should utilise presentation tools.
b) Assessment Event Two: This is a presentation of your performance/exhibition plan. It
should last no longer than 10 minutes and will be followed by feedback.
Workshop and studio practice
Students will be required to attend all scheduled workshops, lectures, critiques and tutorials for
the module. Students are also required to uphold the terms and conditions set out by the
programme for studio practice and bookings and the responsible care of all equipment.
These assessment elements will form 100% of the module grade
(Learning Outcomes 1 – 6)
12. Assessment Definitions
What is Formative Assessment
Formative assessment is an interim 'work in progress' diagnosis carried out during the assignment
period, providing the student with the opportunity for feedback from the Programme staff. The purpose
of this input is to give the student advice on "where you are at" with the project and how to improve the
quality of learning. Formative assessment maybe carried out through group or individual tutorials and
What is Summative Assessment
Summative assessment is more comprehensive in nature and is used to check the level of the student’s
learning at the end of an assignment (here the student will be assigned a final grade subject to Exam
Board ratification, using the Assessment Criteria set out in the Module Handbook). The purpose of this
is to ensure that the student has understood and met the programme goals and objectives and to
monitor the level that has been achieved in meeting the learning outcomes set out in the module briefs.
All assessment elements in the module must be attempted and the student must achieve a
minimum of E4 in all elements, and an overall average of D5 in order to achieve credit. All
assessed elements will be equally weighted in calculating the final grade. In the event of failure,
students will be instructed to retrieve the element or elements of the course, which they have
failed. Group projects will be given individual retrieval tasks in the event of failure. (Refer to
regulations 21 and 22 for Module Initial Degrees) learning outcomes set out in the module
13. Assessment Criteria
All assessment criteria will be applied in accordance with the HEFCW generic descriptors for
The work will be assessed according to the following criteria:
Outcome: students will be expected to show evidence of the exercise of creativity,
inventiveness and aesthetic sensitivity in realising the brief. (Learning Outcomes 1 - 6)
Technical Competence: students will be expected to demonstrate a competence in the
technical skills required for and relevant to their assessed work. (Learning Outcomes 1 - 6)
Critical Understanding: students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the
theoretical issues and debates raised in both the practical and theoretical modules, make clear
the range of theoretical positions in their work and provide evidence of depth of study.
(Learning Outcomes 1 - 6)
Organisation: students will be expected to demonstrate effective time and resource
management, work effectively as a member of a team in a professional setting and meet all
deadlines. (Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5 & 6)
14. Grading Definitions
A First at degree level is work of outstanding overall quality. It will consist of an original and
ambitious project/performance, which has achieved its goals with a excellent of technical
competence. It will be informed both by the strength of its original idea(s) and an appropriate
and distinctive structure. It will have been well researched / planned and exhibit a highly
developed critical awareness and conceptual understanding of the medium.
A 2.1 at degree level is work that achieves a very high overall standard. The work will have
achieved its goals and will demonstrate a significant degree of imagination and ambition with a
very good level of technical competence. It will be well structured. It will show significant
evidence of research/planning and demonstrate a strong critical awareness and conceptual
understanding of the medium.
A 2.2 at degree level is work of a good overall standard showing understanding of conventions,
although these may be limited. It will have achieved some of its primary goals. Technically it will
be competent with a recognisable structure. It will be based on a degree of research/planning
and exhibit some critical awareness and conceptual understanding of the medium.
A Third at degree level is work with some ability to communicate and an overall satisfactory –
weak standard. It demonstrates some understanding of conventions and it is likely that its goals
will have been achieved to only a limited extent. Technical competence will range from
adequate to poor and it will lack a clear structure. It will show evidence of minimal
research/planning and indicate some critical or conceptual understanding of the medium.
A Fail at degree level is work of overall poor to very poor quality. Its technical standard, content
and structure will be extremely weak. Its goals will be confused and/there will have been little
attempt to achieve them. There will be no evidence of original research or understanding of the
A14-A16 (First Class degree level)
Outstanding work that conveys not only mastery of the basic material and a grasp of conceptual
issues, but also sustains a focus of investigation. It will show significant original and independent
thought with a high level of analysis communicated with articulate and accurate expression. A
wide range of primary and secondary texts will have been used with confidence. Work at the
top end of this range will show a high degree of flair, scholarship and originality. Students will
have shown a very detailed knowledge of the subject and presented an argument in a
sophisticated way. There will be evidence of independent reading, and research that is organised
with outstanding clarity and shows an ability to evaluate material critically.
B11-B13 (Upper Second Class Degree Level)
Very good work which demonstrates a clear understanding of conceptual issues and of the basic
material of the course and the ability to apply critical and analytical skills with a good degree of
fluency and accuracy. Work at this level should present a well-structured, coherent argument
showing an ability to synthesise ideas based on research and reading. Work at the upper end of
this range may be showing some, but not all, of achievements at the higher levels.
C8-C10 (Lower Second Class Degree Level)
A good piece of work in which understanding of the basic material is demonstrated, together
with some degree of awareness of critical issues and a certain amount of ability to deal with
conceptual issues. The structure of the argument may be loose and although expression should
be accurate, occasional stylistic or syntactical problems may occur. Work at this level may
indicate an over-reliance on obvious secondary sources or lecture notes. Work at the upper
end of this range may be showing some, but not all, of achievements at higher levels.
D5-D7 (Third Class Degree)
These grades signify work that is of a satisfactory standard. They will reflect difficulty in
understanding the basic material or critical ideas of the course, but will be conceptually weak.
There will be some confusion over issues raised by the assignment and will be based on obvious
sources and lecture notes in an uncritical fashion with the use of possibly irrelevant primary and
secondary material. Grammatical, syntactical and spelling errors are frequent in work achieving
these grades. Work at the upper end of this range may be showing some, but not all, of
achievements at a higher level.
E4 (Marginal Fail)
This is work that has marginally failed. There will be inadequate evidence of understanding,
research and thought to merit a pass grade. It is likely to suffer from serious deficiencies in
grammar and spelling. Work attaining this grade is only considered a pass if augmented by work
of a higher grade in all other areas of the assessment.
This range is from work that is unsatisfactory at all levels to work that is overall of an
unsatisfactory level. There may be serious misunderstanding of the issues, gross errors of fact
and interpretation and only a minimal level of coherence in presenting an argument. There may
be considerable errors of syntax and spelling. The student may not have attempted to apply the
department’s conventions on presentation or followed these only sporadically and sloppily. At
the higher end of this range there will be some knowledge shown but this will be flawed in the
detail. The work will show only limited competency in written English.
Where collaboration is involved, the work will be presented and assessed as a single body.
However, the specific contribution of all team members must be clearly identified, and the
grades for individual contributions may be subject to moderation.
16. Late Submission Penalties
If you hand in work up to 1 week late, your grade is reduced by 1 alpha-numeric grade i.e. B13
is reduced to a C10. If it is up to 2 weeks late it is reduced 2 alpha-numeric points i.e. B13 to
D7. If it is more than 2 weeks late you receive a 0 grade.
ON-TIME GRADE LATE WITHIN 1 LATE WITHIN 2 LATE BEYOND 2
WEEK WEEKS WEEKS
A16 B13 C10 0
A15 B12 C9 0
A14 B11 C8 0
B13 C10 D7 0
B12 C9 D6 0
B11 C8 D5 0
C10 D7 E4 0
C9 D6 F3 0
C8 D5 F2 0
D7 E4 F1 0
D6 F3 F1 0
D5 F2 F1 0
E4 F1 F1 0
F3 F1 F1 0
F2 F1 F1 0
F1 F1 F1 0
17. Extenuating Circumstances
If you have missed an assessment/examination due date or your performance has been adversely
affected, and you believe that circumstances beyond your control were the cause, you may ask
for those circumstances to be considered by the Student Affairs Panel.
Complete Form EC1 (available from Reception or the Academic Registry website
http://registry.newport.ac.uk) and send it together with relevant supporting documentation to
the Elizabeth Clark, School Registrar or hand it into Reception.
Please read the Guidance Notes and complete the EC1 form carefully. The Student Affairs Panel
will not be able to consider your request unless it provides all the necessary information.
Please make your module leader aware at the earliest opportunity and ask for help and advice
Refer to http://registry.newport.ac.uk
All assessment elements in the module must be attempted and you must achieve a minimum of
D5 in order to achieve credit. All assessed elements will be equally weighted in calculating the
final grade. Failure of the assessment can be retrieved by a resubmission of the work. If this
happens, then your overall grade for the module will be the minimum pass grade of D5.
Group projects will be given individual retrieval tasks in the event of failure.
If you have a Deferral, then the retrieved piece of work will be awarded the grade it deserves.
If you are unsure about ANY of these points, don’t hesitate to ask for
clarification with the programme team BEFORE your assessment.
19. Written work
• Word-processed work should be double-spaced and checked for spelling and grammar.
• The critical appraisal should address itself directly to the production and performance
process and show evidence that it has been planned with an introduction and a logical
presentation of ideas leading to a conclusion.
• All work must be your own and be properly referenced using the Harvard system of
The following applies to all essays, evaluations and portfolio work:
• Make sure that you include a bibliography of any sources used (see the library leaflet on
HARVARD conventions for the layout of bibliographies and references)
• Include references to the sources of all quotations, facts, statistics and matters of
opinion which are not your own, at the point where they occur in the presentation
• The library leaflet explains how to make references. These sources should be listed at
the end in the bibliography. This is very important, and should be followed carefully to
avoid any possible suspicion that you are submitting work that is not entirely your own
• Downloaded sections from Internet sites, text cut and pasted from CD-ROMs, or
extracts from printed books, should never be used in academic contexts without full
and explicit referencing to the source. Avoid using the Internet as the main source of
your research, unless it is clearly a peer-reviewed academic source.
There are writing support tutorials available for all students on Thursday afternoon in G6a. This
can be found on the ground floor of the Rathmell Building. The sessions are run by Angela
Morelli – Study Advice tutor.
Caerleon Telephone - (0) 1633 432109
20. Unfair Practice
“Unfair practice” refers to all breaches of assessment regulations that might give an unfair
advantage to a student in gaining a higher grade than his/her ability would merit, and includes:
• copying or using unauthorised materials or the work of another student
• impersonating another student, or allowing yourself to be impersonated
• submitting someone else’s work for assessment as though it were your own (plagiarism)
• claiming to have carried out research or obtained results which in fact you haven’t
• presenting false information about special circumstances, intended to mislead
The action which will be taken in the case of suspected unfair practice is detailed in regulation 6
on the registry's website http://registry.newport.ac.uk, and, if a Committee of Inquiry finds it
proven, may result in penalties ranging from a reprimand, to cancellation of marks, to
disqualification from study.
Please note that correct referencing of source material, which you use in assessments is not just
good practice, but also is a protection against allegations of the unfair practice of plagiarism.
Students are often expected to read widely in texts, journals or websites in preparation for
assessments, but not to create a piece of work which is composed significantly of others’ words
(even if referenced). Your own ability to think, reflect, analyse, and synthesise needs to be
assessed, not just your ability to select sources. You will be credited for your research and use
The Complaints Process
The complaints process the University uses is called FAIR which stand for the Framework for
Amicable Issue Resolutions. If you have a complaint or an issue that needs to be resolved, your
first port of call should be either the tutor or someone on the Programme team. If you still
have issues or reason for complaint after taking this first step then you need to contact your
School Registrar either by email: Lynn.Brownson2@newport.ac.uk or by letter. The School
Registrar will explain to you the FAIR process and will arrange an initial meeting which is called
an early remedy meeting. You will be invited to meet with the tutor or a representative of the
service provider which has lead to the issue, and the Registrar. The Registrar will act as a
facilitator in order to reach a resolution which is suitable to those present at the meeting. If a
resolution is not found then the complaint will be progressed through the FAIR process and if
this is the case the Registrar will explain the process to you at the time. More information on
the FAIR process may be found at the link below:
21. Reading List
Clark, W, Cogan, J, Jones, Q. 2003. Temples of Sound: Inside the Great Recording Studios. Chronicle
Collins, K. 2008. From Pac-Man to Pop Music : Interactive Audio in Games and New Media.
Cook, P. 2001. Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics. The
Cunningham, M, Parson, A, Eno B. 1999. Good Vibrations: A History of Record Production. Sanctuary
du Gay, P (Ed). 1998. Production of Culture/Cultures of Production (Culture, Media and Identities
series) SAGE Publications.
Gibbs, T 2007 The fundamentals of sonic art & sound design. AVA Academia
Gill, S (ED), Bakker, I (Ed). 2004. Power, Production and Social Reproduction : Human In/security in
the Global Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan.
Gitelman, L. 1999. Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines: Representing Technology in the Edison Era.
Stanford University Press.
Hegarty, P. 2007. Noise / Music : A History. Continuum
Hoffert, P. 2007. Music for New Media : Composing for Videogames, Web Sites, Presentations,
and Other Interactive Media. Berklee
Kahn, D (Ed), Whitehead, G (Ed). 1994. Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde.
The MIT Press
LaBelle, B. 2006 Background Noise : Perspectives On Sound Art. Continuum
Miller, P. 2008. Sound Unbound : Sampling Digital Music and Culture. MIT Press
Oliveros, P. 2005. Deep Listening : A Composer’s Sound Practice. iUniverse
Roads, C. 2001. Microsound. The MIT Press
Rutsky, R.L. 1999. High Techne. University of Minnesota Press
Schwartz, E and Childs, B. 1998. Contemporary Composers On Contemporary Music. Da Capo Press
Schafer, R. M. 1977. The Soundscape : Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World. Destiny
Winkler, T. 1998. Composing Interactive Music. The MIT Press
Xenakis, I. 1971. Formalised Music. Indiana University Press
Zorn, J. 1999. Arcana : Musicians On Music. Granary Books
22. Student Evaluation
Student feedback will be elicited through:
1. Personal tutorials.
2. Critiques and seminar based discussions.
3. Student representative reports at Subject Boards.
4. A standard module feedback questionnaire will be used across the School of Art, Media
and Design at the end of every module.
Feedback will be analysed and a summary for each module will be kept with each relevant
programme AME file of evidence in the School office.
23. Studio Use
You are also required to uphold the terms and conditions set out by the programme for studio
practice and bookings and the responsible care of all equipment.
CSM 5 students will be allocated studio hours according to the schedule that you have written
and submitted at the beginning of the module. You should consider carefully how and when
these allocated hours are used for production. Please contact your module leader or CSM
technical staff if you need help in organising studio time
Studio booking forms and conditions of use
Please photocopy the forms included in this handbook in order to make your studio bookings.
Students are advised to plan their use of equipment well in advance, in order to facilitate their
own and each other’s ease of study.
CSM Technicians will be available at the following times for stores bookings:
11.30 -12.30 Monday – Friday
Late return of items or misuse of studios will result in bans being implemented.
Stores booking forms and conditions of use
Please photocopy the forms included in this handbook in order to make stores bookings.
Students are advised to plan their use of equipment well in advance, in order to facilitate their
own and each other’s ease of study.
24. Additional Information
Personal Development Planning (PDP)
Personal Development Planning is seen as a valuable process that is structured and supported by
you to reflect upon your own learning, performance and / or achievement. It will also enable
you to plan for your personal, educational and career development.
The objective of the PDP is to help you to:
• improve your capacity as individuals
• understand what and how you are learning
• review, plan and take responsibility for your own learning
• become more effective, independent and confident self-directed learners
• understand how you are learning and relate your learning to a wider context
• improve your general skills for study and career management
• articulate personal goals
• evaluate progress towards your achievement
• encourage a positive attitude to learning throughout your life.
How will this all work?
The PDP is integrated into the programme through meetings held with your personal tutor no
less than 3 times every year in order to discuss overall progress, identify your support needs
and recognise and record your achievements and strengths.
The construction of a Progress File is combined with preparation of a portfolio/ that will be of
real use to you as you move to a post-degree destination.
The PDP paperwork belongs to you, but your tutors will keep appropriate records that can be
made available to you on request. The intention of PDP is to support your learning and
development and it is therefore fully integrated into programme as follows:
Meeting When Purpose
Progress 1st personal To renew contact after summer vacation, to reflect upon and
Meeting 6 CSM5 tutorial update the record of your needs and to consider your overall
progress indicated by assessment records
Progress Assessment To discuss your progress to date, with particular emphasis on
Meeting 7 Feedback preparation for post-degree destination, to reflect upon and
CSM5 update your record of needs, with particular emphasis on
support for presenting work in a professional context.
Progress Assessment To discuss your progress to date, with particular emphasis on
Meeting 8 Feedback the evident strengths of your achievements that can inform the
CSM6 presentation of work to a potential employer or other post-
The academic board has agreed that e-mails sent to your University e-mail account are a
legitimate form of communication (that is equivalent to paper-based communication). You are
advised to check your University e-mail account on a regular basis.
The School of Art media and Design runs an sms system, which allows us to inform you of any
last minute changes to the programme. Please advise your module leader of any change of your
mobile telephone number we can keep you informed.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Allt-yr-yn Campus: 01633 432396
Caerleon Campus: 01633 432657
Student Support Services provide specialist services to enable students to get the best out of
their time at University. They are also available to staff, prospective students, those who have
recently left University of Wales, Newport and the immediate families of students and staff. A
Student Support Services booklet and leaflets on special topics are available from the Student
Services’ centres, on both campuses. The centres are open 9.30 am - 4.30 pm when a
receptionist will make appointments with an appropriate member of staff.
The Chaplaincy Service is provided by volunteer chaplains from Newport. It allows an
opportunity for students to explore dilemmas of faith, spiritual issues and conflicts between
spiritual and temporal matters.
The Counselling Service may help with personal, social and academic difficulties. It is
person-centred and provided in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the British
Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. There are two counsellors who are externally
supervised to ensure high standards of professional practice.
The Medical Service is provided by the University Medical Officer and two nurses, one
based on each campus. The Medical Officer and his partners hold surgeries on campus by
appointments made through the nurses. Students are strongly advised to register with a doctor
soon after their arrival. The nurses will advise on this and are able to register students with the
The Welfare Service provides help with practical issues, such as student loans, grants,
benefits, legal matters, financial difficulties etc. The two Welfare Officers are available at both
campuses to help and advise.
Students with disabilities are welcome to discuss with the Disability Co-ordinator specific
needs and support arrangements that can be provided. There is assistance with claims for the
Disabled Students' Allowances. Dyslexia assessments and educational needs assessments can
also be arranged.
The Access/Bursary Funds/Hardship Loans were set up by central government to
give additional grants and loans to students experiencing financial difficulties. Most UK students
are eligible to apply for help and must be studying a minimum 60 credits each year. Applications
are means tested and an Access Funds Co-ordinator will explain the procedure. Application
forms are available at Student Support Services' centres.
A Nursery for staff and students’ children (aged 12 months – 5 years) is situated on the
Caerleon campus. There are also Half-Term Holiday Clubs for children aged 4-12 years.
Please contact the Childcare Co-ordinator for cost and booking information, advice on childcare
provision and funding in general. Student Support Services welcome enquiries, offer a caring,
non-judgmental service and observe privacy and confidentiality.
The Study Zone staff aim to provide confidential help and advice on a range of study skills,
including essay writing, dissertations, revision skills, learning styles, reports, presentation skills,
referencing, time management and much more. There is also an English Language drop-in
An appointment service is available for detailed, one-to-one advice. Please telephone, email or
visit the Study Zones if you feel you need an appointment. For details of English Language
support, see the Study Zone website.
Is it for me?
The Study Zones are open to all students at the University. During an appointment you will
normally receive guidance, handouts and recommendations for study skills tailored to your
needs, using examples of your own work.
For further information contact:
W: http://lis.newport.ac.uk and click on Study Zone
Caerleon campus – top floor of the library
T: 01633 43 2109
Allt yr yn campus – room E26/24 in the Harrison building
T: 01633 43 2357
Minicom – 01633 43 2245
Newport School of Art Media and Design
Creative Sound and Music Studio Booking
Student ID Telephone no:
Print Name Year Programme
Session Date: Studio Booked
Session Time: To Total Hrs:
Purpose of Session
Additional Persons Attending Session Required For:
Approved by Name (staff only) Signature
I have read and Student signature Date
accept the terms &
conditions set out
Studio Terms & Conditions
Care must be taken at all times to protect the integrity of the studios:
Studio bookings can only be made with Adrian Howgate during normal store times.
Studio hours will be allocated to students for each assessed module. And it is student’s responsibility to plan and
book studio time for assessed work.
Any changes to studio bookings are through negotiation with studio staff only.
Any non-use of studio hours bookings are non recoupable.
Studio downtime may be available to students. However, only through negotiation with studio staff.
No food or drink should be consumed in, or brought into, the studios – liquid & electricity can cause fire & food
Monitor levels should not be excessive – to protect the speakers and your ears
Monitors should be muted upon: Loading & quitting software, Start-up & shutdown of computers, Plugging-in and un-
plugging any studio equipment & Changing of microphone’s settings
Care must be taken not to cause damage to equipment
Care must be taken not to create, and to remove, any health and safety risk present in the studios (e.g. uncovered
cables across a walkway)
Fire exits and disabled accesses are not to be used for any other purpose
No software can be installed or removed from any studio/program bay computer
Students must not gain access to studios without official permission. (e.g. booked with Tutor/Tech or permission
from CSM staff)
Any failure to protect the integrity of the studios may incur a 4-hour reduction in studio credits – (loss of studio time
may effect assignments)
LATE AND HOLIDAY STUDIO ACCESS
Late access will only be granted if a confirmed studio booking is made no later that stores open hours 2:30 – 3:30
(Please read carefully all the standard terms and conditions which relate to studio bookings) This is necessary in order
that security can be informed of your late or holiday access. Please note that security are at liberty to ask you to
vacate the studios if they are not informed of the booking or for any reason relating to security.
The following terms apply in addition to those set out on the standard CSM booking form and
all other University regulations:
• There will not be any access to technical support
• Students who have not completed the initial studio and PA induction will not be permitted access to the studios.
Students who have not completed the CR1 and 2 inductions will not be permitted access to the control rooms.
• Students should report to the University reception (clock tower) to check booking. A member of the security
staff will then escorted you to open the studios.
• Studios are not to be left vacated at and for any time whatsoever (minimum of 2 people must be present at all
• You are responsible to inform security when you wish to vacate the studios and you should wait for a member
of the security staff to arrive before you vacate the rooms. Telephones are located in CR1 and CR2. In the event
of CR1 & 2 not being open you will find a internal phone in the Rathmell building by the exit to the car park on E
floor (Dial 0 and wait until answered)
• There will be not be any free standing Equipment of any kind available in the studios. All equipment must be
booked out using the normal procedures (Please read carefully all the standard terms and conditions which
relate to equipment booking)
• You will be responsible for setting up and pulling down all PA Equipment that will be stored in S2 storage area.
The Equipment should be returned after your session in a tidy and organised manner.
• Please maintain health and safety precautions and maintain all technical equipment care and procedures as
communicated in your studio induction (lifting, distribution and position of cables etc order of powering, levels
• Inform security immediately if there are any problems of any kind.
• The student signing out the studio will be responsible to the terms and conditions and for the PA Equipment
which is subject to the terms and conditions set out on the equipment booking form (Please read carefully all the
standard terms and conditions which relate to equipment and studio booking)
• Please show security staff respect and patience at all times. They may be busy dealing with other university
• Failure to adhere to these terms and conditions may result in access being refused in the future
Newport School of Art Media and Design
Creative Sound and Music Stores Booking
Student ID Telephone no:
Print Name Year Programme
Period of Loan: To Booking Date
Equipment Replacement Serial / Barcode
Approved by Name (staff only) Signature
I have inspected the equipment and acknowledge it is in good working order
I have inspected the equipment and would like to record the following details
I have read and Student signature Released by Date
accept the terms &
conditions set out
Returned by Accepted by
(Please print name) (Signature)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EQUIPMENT LOAN
• All equipment is suitably packed where necessary. The student when returning the equipment must use such
packing, otherwise the cost of such packing will be charged to the student.
• All damage to the equipment shall be reported to the Music Tech Tutor technician within 24 hours and the cost
of repairs shall be payable under the conditions specified in paragraph 00 of the Terms and Conditions.
• The loan period of the equipment shall commence at the time specified in the Booking Form and shall finish
when the equipment is returned to the stores. The equipment must be returned at the time and date specified in
the Booking Form, unless in the meantime the student has agreed to an extension. Extension of booking must be
notified to the Music Tech Tutor Technician at least 24 hours before the end of the original loan period.
• The equipment shall be the responsibility of the student at all times when in the students possession, and in the
event of loss of goods or any item thereof from whatsoever cause or reason, shall immediately pay to the
university the full costs of replacement, details of which are held by the Music Tech Tutor Technician.
• The student, during the continuance of the loan, will not sell or offer for sale, assign, mortgage, pledge, underlet,
lend or deal with the equipment or any part thereof in a manner prejudicial to the Universities rights
• The student shall keep the equipment safe against fire, loss, damage or risk from whatever cause arising in the full
replacement value thereof and will permit the Music Tech Tutor Technician at all reasonable times to have
access to the equipment and to inspect the state and conditions thereof.
• If the equipment shall be damaged or destroyed, the full costs of replacement or repair shall be received by the
University within 28 days who shall, as the case may require, apply such monies either in making good the
damage done or in replacing the equipment by other articles of similar description and quality and such
substitute articles shall become subject to the provisions of this agreement in the same manner as the articles for
which they shall have been substituted.
• The student shall in no circumstances remove the equipment from the United Kingdom without obtaining the
consent of the University in writing specifying the country to which the equipment is to be removed and in such
event the student shall pay all additional insurance in respect of such removal of the equipment and shall
indemnify the university against all customs duties, taxes or other pecuniary levies either as a result of removal of
the equipment from the United Kingdom or for the return of the equipment, and shall pay to the University, if
required, 10% of the value of the equipment supplied by way of a deposit, each sum to be returned to the
Student at the termination of the loan by the University after deduction of any monies due by the student to the
University under this agreement.
• No responsibility shall be accepted by the University for any equipment not belonging to the University and the
student will indemnify the University against damage to equipment supplied by the University as a result of
malfunction or non-function of any equipment or installations not belonging to the University.
• The equipment shall be deemed to be in good condition at the beginning of the loan period unless any damage
shall have been noted on the Booking form.
• Any waiver or other indulgence granted by the University shall not affect the strict rights of the University under
• Responsibility for shipping, preparation of the relevant Carnet and Customs documents and lodging of any bonds
shall be entirely that of the student.
• The student shall be responsible for the application and provision of licences for Radio Microphones.
• The student shall pay for batteries required for any equipment.
• The student shall give such proof of her/his identity as the University shall reasonably require.
• The terms of this contract shall include any riders attached hereto.